Decorator Buttercream Icing

Decorator Buttercream Icing created by Marg CaymanDesigns

I always use this when I decorate cakes and I get many, many compliments on the wonderful taste. It is not that usual shortening-and-sugar-bakery-icing taste. If I am not using it to decorate a cake with, I use my all butter variation: Recipe #261024.

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  • Cream butter and shortening then add vanilla.
  • Add sugar a cup at a time beating on medium speed.
  • Add milk 1 Tbls. at a time and beat on high until completely blended.
  • TIP: To cut the sweetness I usually sprinkle some salt in the vanilla (so it will dissolve) before proceeding with recipe as instructed.
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"I always use this when I decorate cakes and I get many, many compliments on the wonderful taste. It is not that usual shortening-and-sugar-bakery-icing taste. If I am not using it to decorate a cake with, I use my all butter variation: Recipe #261024."
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  1. Phyllis L.
    My husband and I love the taste of cakes from the bakery. Therefore, even though I don’t know how to decorate a cake, I made this icing today for my very large, two-layer chocolate cake. I used the dash of salt and 4 tablespoons milk (would have stopped at 3 tablespoons of milk if I wanted to use an icing pipe for flowers, borders, etc.). All I can say is, “Wow!” This icing is wonderful! All you have to do is follow the very specific instructions and beat the icing until all the flavors mix. It was interesting to find out that the “white vanilla” is the reason for decorator icing’s unique taste. Using regular vanilla would ruin it. Some folks use almond flavoring instead, but that one has never tasted as good to me. Great recipe! Is a real keeper.
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  2. Precious T.
    Do I need to sift the con. sugar? I was told to do this but don't know if that's what I need to do
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  3. Dulcia L.
    Does it hold shape? Is it a dense heavy frosting? I'm gonna try this recipe for my daughters cake.
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  4. Sarah H.
    Decorator Buttercream Icing Created by Sarah H.
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  5. Sarah H.
    Decorator Buttercream Icing Created by Sarah H.
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